Mossley Successfully Renews Fairtrade Status
Mossley has successfully renewed Fairtrade Town status for the next two years, following its ongoing commitment to promoting Fairtrade principles.
Mossley was first awarded Fairtrade status in 2011 in recognition of the strong support for Fairtrade within the town and the achievement of five qualifying goals, such as availability of Fairtrade products in local shops and catering outlets, high levels of support from local people, businesses, the council, faith groups and schools.
Fairtrade Mossley, the town’s Fairtrade Steering Group, continues to promote Fairtrade to community groups and businesses in the area by taking part in campaigns, including the UK-wide Fairtrade Fortnight at the end of February. Fair Ted invites you to come and join him at Mossley Methodist Church for the Community Fairtrade Big Brew on Thursday 2nd March anytime between 10am and 1pm.
Janet Davies, a member of Fairtrade Mossley says, “There will be more events during Fairtrade Fortnight 22 Feb -12 Mar. Keep a look out in local press for details nearer the time.”
Adam Gardner, Communities Campaigns Manager at the Fairtrade Foundation, said: “We’re very pleased that Mossley has renewed their Fairtrade status and laid out clear exciting goals to take Fairtrade further. Thanks to the ongoing support of the public and campaigners, an increasing number of farmers in developing countries are now selling their products on Fairtrade terms, bringing them a stable income, and the chance to trade their way out of poverty.”
Fairtrade helps small-scale farmers ensure they earn stable incomes and have long-term contracts with companies. In addition, they earn the Fairtrade Premium, which they invest as the farmer-owned co-operative democratically chooses, in projects that will benefit their business or community.
To get involved in the Fairtrade campaign in Mossley go to www.fairtrademossley.org.uk or email firstname.lastname@example.org
The FAIRTRADE Mark independently certifies that products meet economic, social and environmental standards. As such, it is the most widely recognised ethical mark worldwide.
For more information about the FAIRTRADE Mark and how to apply for Fairtrade status, visit www.fairtrade.org.uk.